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Dinner near 37th & Lex?

I need recommendations for a casual dinner for 7 people. Here are the details:

5 are midwesterners who are not adventurous eaters
Price should be moderate to low (up to $15-20 or so per person excluding alcohol)
I want to give them a new york experience without resorting to diner fare (unless it's a really good diner!)
This will be a weeknight, after a game at Yankee stadium.

I'm thinking either a bar with good bar food or maybe a bbq or pizza place. We probably won't be able to make reservations so will need plenty of seating without much wait.

Is this possible, hounds?

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      Thanks! These both look suitable for our crowd.

    2. I highly recommend Sarge's Deli, on 3rd, b/t 36th & 37th. Good food, something for everyone, and definitely a NY experience! No reservatons necessary. Open 24/7.

      They are currently re-vamping their website ( http://www.sargesdeli.com ), but you can view the menu on Menupages.

      http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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      1. re: RGR

        I second RGR's recommendation for Sarge's.

      2. Two great reccos Rare and Sarge's. Can't go wrong with either.

        1. Dean's (2nd Ave. between 42nd and 43rd) has really tasty brick-oven pizza... the red-sauce Italian isn't bad either. And the price is right. They have a lot of space and I imagine could accommodate the group easily.

          1. Blarney Stone on around 44th is my choice. Irish have a very important role in New York City history. Loved their roast beef and mashed potatoes.